Saturday, December 09, 2006


We shot our segment today for the NUDE HIPPO : YOUR CHICAGO SHOW today with host Raminder and cameraman Pat! It will more than likely air THURSDAY 12-21-06 at 7pm on Channel 25 (CHICAGO CABLE) BUT it may also be posted at or It will be Re-runed at 7:30pm 12-28-06 and it is possible it could make it on the air 12-14-06 if the editing is done quickly. This segment was a little different than what we have done before and my son JOSH even made a cameo. We shot alot of my collection and even talked about my CD 'RICK GOLDSCHMIDT SINGS.' Raminder and Pat were GREAT guys and we THANK them for their visit! There is another article on-line about RUDOLPH & SANTA's stay at the CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS at SEASON'S GREETINGS!

Front page story in the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION 12-08-06

RUDOLPH & SANTA are now in the MUSEUM FOR PUPPETRY ARTS in Atlanta, GA for a month! You can read about it with this LINK GOOD NEWS for those who have been asking about my first book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO! I am trying to do a 3rd printing in 2007 and I heard from the original publisher today...DOUG RANNEY (TIGER MOUNTAIN PRESS) and he saved the files for the book and will more than likely be assisting with additional editing and layout. TAYLOR WHITE and I have been talking about a NEW EDITION with a new cover and additional material for an UPDATE! We are VERY excited about this! Tomorrow we are filming my segment for the NUDE HIPPO: YOUR CHICAGO SHOW NBC 5 at my home! It will air before Christmas and I will keep you posted! I also booked several more radio shows including KRLA in Los Angeles, KZII FM in Lubbock, TX for Tuesday at 7:45am? on the "MAX, JAX & ARMEN MORNING SHOW," RADIO ONE COMM in Valparaiso, Indiana for Wednesday?, Also for Wednesday WGVU in Grand Rapids, MI which is a local NPR/PBS station. I am trying to post a schedule at my MY SPACE

Kingsport, Tennessee GO MAGAZINE cover article! THANKS to Kevin Castle!

Click on article to enlarge to read OR go to this LINK

Thursday, December 07, 2006

When you watch RUDOLPH on CBS tonight...think About CBC legend BERNARD COWAN and his contribution!

BERNARD COWAN is the CBC legend that brought the voice cast together for the classic RANKIN/BASS special RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER! He also supervised the voice casts for the classic MARVEL CARTOONS of 1966 and the SPIDER-MAN series. BERNARD had a wonderful voice himself and was the announcer in the MARVEL CARTOONS and even did the roar of the BUMBLE! His son Elliott is a director and producer in Television Production and has worked in the field for over 20 years. Elliott and I have talked about putting together a MAKING OF RUDOLPH biography and interviewing the entire RANKIN/BASS crew. This project has fallen on deaf ears with the companies currently involved with the classic RANKIN/BASS specials BUT there is a possibility of a WARNER BROTHERS RANKIN/BASS DVD box set in 2007 and we have our fingers crossed for that! At any rate, Ellioott has some wonderful, RARE RUDOLPH stuff including RARE demos, that deserve to see the light of day. The shot of the guy at the piano is JULES BASS, with LARRY D. MANN (Yukon) behind him and BERNARD just over Larry's shoulder.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

12-07-06 THURSDAY in the KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE Newspaper magazine! We made the cover!


Many RANKIN/BASS fans have been asking about THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS, so I thought I would do a post! It was the last ANIMAGIC TV Special from RANKIN/BASS and originally aired on CBS in 1985! It is based on a story by FRANK L. BAUM (WIZARD OF OZ) and is well loved by a generation of fans that grew up in the 1980's! I just got in some un-cut DVD-Rs of the special. NOTE: To enlarge photos, just CLICK ON THEM! Also, to see the entire month's postings in the archives...just click the MONTH at the right! Also, my e-mail is:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Collectibles from THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS are HOT this year! Especially the EXCLUSIVE ornament sets that we had at the AF BOOKS signing in Tinley Park! KEVIN said he has stacks of orders for these wonderful ornaments! Order yours soon! The LIVE-ACTION special on NBC will create more interest on December 11th.


Here is a funny PAUL COKER, JR. illustration called "Holding Back The Sniffles" PAUL just signed more HEAT MISER/SNOW MISER Postcards for me and he is a wonderful guy and a GREAT artist! He is the focus of an article I will be assisting with..more info to come. Paul has a GREAT sense of humor and we laugh every time we talk. He is GREAT on the radio interviews we do together. For those of you who don't know, he designed all of the GREAT RANKIN/BASS Productions like FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN and of course THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS! NOTE: To enlarge any image....just CLICK ON IT!

TUESDAY 12-06-06

One of the reasons for the big rush at on my book this year is the added feature for 2006 of SEARCH INSIDE THE BOOK! They allowed for the pages of the RARE GE Elf commercials to be seen and it has definitely increased sales! I have been asked to write another article on MAD MONSTER PARTY for a magazine tonight...more details to follow. I will also be on morning RADIO in Pittsburgh, PA this coming Monday at 5:10am (4:10am my time!) on WORD FM 101.5 FM! Going on Morning AM (possibly taped) Tuesday in JAMESTOWN, NY (Birthplace of Lucille Ball) with LEE JOHN on SE-93 a MEDIA ONE station!

Monday, December 04, 2006

More things in the schedule! It is a Busy Busy Busy Holiday season!

Lots and Lots of my books have been selling at this year! I have them on EBAY under seller ANIMAGIC1 and MISER BROS too! They are also available at and NEW to Just set up some more RADIO INTERVIEWS as well: 12-11-06 at 8:35am with my friend BRIAN ALLMER on FARM RADIO KSIR 1010am in FORT MORGAN, CO. BRIAN's interviews are also available at (So is my cd RICK GOLDSCHMIDT SINGS) Then I am doing an interview for CJAD 800AM at 12:30 am this THURSDAY 12-07-06 with PETER ANTHONY HOLDER in Montreal, Canada. If you don't live in CANADA, you can listen to it live at I am also in the planning stages for another TV appearance on the NUDE HIPPO: YOUR CHICAGO SHOW or ! I want to THANK Kevin & Elana Kreiss for the picture from PITTSBURGH, PA of the beautiful ELF GIRL! Just got in some DVD-Rs of THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS from my friend PASTOR RODRIGUEZ!

Sunday, December 03, 2006


A WIRELESS NEWSFLASH Article came out on RANKIN/BASS and myself on December 1st and we are lining up some RADIO shows. You can hear me on 12-06-2006 in Cinncinatti, Ohio on MERRY WITH MICROPHONES on the FM dial at WGRR. They said it will air through Christmas and the station features an oldies format. I will also be on 98.1 FM WOCM "The Bulldog & The Rude Awakening show" this Friday 12-08 at 8am Eastern time LIVE. This station is in the Ocean City, Maryland area and can be heard on the net at RUDOLPH airs on CBS this FRIDAY 12-08 too and we are doing my annual BOOKSIGNING as well. All books purchased at on that day will be signed and dedicated and sent along with some extra surprises! Steve Mantle reports some GREAT NEWS for RANKIN/BASS fans living in AUSTRALIA! He found the RANKIN/BASS classics RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY and SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN on DVD Region 4 at WOOLWORTH'S today! We have had many many requests over the years for AUSTRALIAN RANKIN/BASS DVDs! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Also, check my postings on EBAY under seller ANIMAGIC1 and MISER BROS. PAUL COKER, JR. just signed up another batch of HEAT & SNOW MISER postcards for us!